3 Additions to Help Increase the Value of Your Home
There are countless options when it comes to making additions to your home. But not all of them will help increase the value of your home. So if you would like something that both impacts positively on your lifestyle and also ensures you aren’t sitting on a slow financial leak, consider some of the home additions below.
Entertain your heart out with a new patio
Having a spectacular outdoor entertaining area is just about the best addition you can make to your home. A well-designed patio is cost-effective, low maintenance, and will make you and your family long for summer, just so you can use it. Think carefully about the design and materials of your dream entertaining space, as well as your location. If you are prone to freezing westerly winds, it would be wise to include clear blinds that you can roll down when the breeze picks up. If you’re worried about having too much sun, have a look at different roofing options you can get to cut down the amount of sun and heat coming in to the centre of the area. If you’re building directly into the ground, brick may work better than timber for stability, but you might prefer the look of timber. If choosing a design and materials feels like a big decision, contact a professional company like AdaptIt to make sure the job is done right.
Light up your home without damaging the environment
There’s no use denying it – we live in a time when everyone is conscious of their carbon footprint. So if you are looking to reduce yours, and increase the value and appeal of your home, consider investing in solar energy solutions. By adding solar panels to your home, you will reduce your electricity usage and bills, decrease your carbon footprint, and make your home appear modern, efficient and cost-effective. If you would like to go a step further, you can add other little elements, such as composting in the kitchen, and planting native trees and shrubs in your garden.
Turn your thumbs a nice tinge of green
Speaking of gardens, invest in yours. Gardens are not only good for the soul – they’re good for home valuation and resale opportunities. A beautiful garden can dramatically change the look and appeal of a home, and a well-managed garden, filled with low-maintenance, hardy plants will help your home feel beautiful and cared for on the outside. Gardens should extend just beyond the flora, so make sure you consider the design, outline and usability of your back yard. A defined path lined with pebbles, a tidy and sturdy fencing option, and plenty of opportunities for change and outdoor living will ensure your backyard is only doing your home favours. To ensure your garden is helping the value of your home, regular maintenance is required. If you’re happy working in the garden, great! If not, you might want to find a gardener to help you out.
There are just three examples. What is the best addition you made to your home to increase its value?